David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

This week we chat to Love Island Star, Dr. Alex George, who embarked on a life-changing journey over a year ago by choosing to go alcohol-free. In this engaging conversation, we delve into the motivations behind Alex’s decision and explore the positive impacts it has had on his mental well-being.

Episode 152

Dr. Alex George’s is an A&E doctor, who gained fame through the popular UK TV show, Love Island, and since then, he has utilised his platform to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Main Topics Covered:

  • Embracing Sobriety:
    • Alex shares his personal journey of going alcohol-free and the transformative impact on his life.
    • The decision to eliminate alcohol and its profound effect on mental clarity and overall well-being.
    • The influnce alcohol on stress
  • Mental Health Advocacy:
    • Alex’s experiences as an A&E doctor and their influence on his advocacy for mental health awareness.
    • The stigma surrounding mental health and how Alex is actively working to break down barriers.
    • Mental heath in schools
  • Holistic Wellness:
    • Exploring the connection between sobriety and holistic wellness.
    • The role of nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness in supporting mental health.
    • How to optimise your natural dopamine hits
    • The importance of your health and the affect it has on all other parts of their life
  • Building Resilience:
    • Strategies for developing resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
    • Alex’s own coping mechanisms and how they contribute to a positive mindset.
    • The difference between stress and burnout
  • Love Island Experience:
    • Reflecting on life after Love Island and navigating fame while maintaining a focus on well-being.
    • Balancing public visibility with a commitment to promoting mental health.
  • Inspiring Positive Change:
    • Encouraging others to consider an alcohol-free lifestyle and the potential benefits.
    • Alex’s vision for a society that prioritises mental health and well-being.
  • ADHD diagnosis:
    • The pros and cons, and how sobriety has been a brilliant impact

Whether you’re considering a lifestyle change or seeking inspiration for your well-being journey, this conversation offers valuable insights and practical tips.

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve


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